Holiday Hilarity Awaits You This December
Are you wanting to trade sugar-white snow for sugar-white sand this holiday season? If so, look no further than Gulf Shores and Orange Beach!
Throughout the month of December, we have so much merriment happening on our beaches. Below are some of the highlights.
Kicking off the Christmas calendar is the Gulf Shores Lighted Christmas Parade and Beach Celebration Dec. 6. Featuring festive lighted floats, holiday characters and local marching bands, the parade travels along Highway 59 and ends at Sims Park where festivities continue with a Snowball Drop (4,000 ping pong balls falling from the sky!), pictures with Santa, holiday treats and more.
If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind Christmas gift, check out the Annual Merry Market Unique Gifts and Arts & Crafts Expo Dec. 7-8 at Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach. There you will find more than 70 vendors with unique gifts, fine arts, crafts, clothing, jewelry, as well as sweet and salty snacks, door prizes and story time with Mrs. Claus.
Then, following the last day of Merry Market, the Coastal Ballet Academy will present everyone’s holiday favorite – The Nutcracker. The production starts at 2 pm at the Erie H. Meyer Civic Center and is directed by Madame Rio Cordy.
If you ask any local, they will tell you not to miss this next December event. On Dec. 10, Gulf Shores will host the Baldwin Pops Band for a Christmas Concert at the Cultural Center. Baldwin Pops is a group of volunteer musicians who share their love of music in a concert band format. The event is free, but they ask that patrons bring a new, unwrapped gift for Toys for Tots.